I grew up in the tallgrass prairies of Illinois, USA, where the lanky sandhill cranes pause on their way to and from Mexico. Retracing one of my family’s roots, I’ve recently moved south to Mexico City to do what I do as a mixed heritage person: build bridges.
One facet of my work as building bridges between extractive capitalism/colonialism and a society that repairs and regenerates from these traumas. The other part of my work is building bridges that support movement networks on the path toward a more just society.
Right now, this looks like facilitating peer learning among climate justice organizations in the United States, mapping interconnections between citizen-generated data initiatives around the world, and developing behaviors for large-scale network health to end violence against women. My specialties are at the intersections of network strategy, social network analysis, technology, and communication cultures.